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§f Interest to wmen BARDEK PARTY OF ARMY RELIEF POrTFTY AT GOVERNOR'S ISLAND YESTERDAY. From ]ef! to right— Mrs F D Grant. Mrs. Elihti Root. jr.. Mrs. F. M Gibson, General Grant. ARMY RELIEF FETE ! -. iikr • I -IjOOO at Governors Island — Mrs. Sage Sends $500. \ Never in its history has the New York branch of ' the Army Relief Society had such a successful ; garden party a* that riven at Governor's Island ' :yesterday afternoon The weather man. as if to •.tone for the freezing temperature he sent for the party given at the same place last May. pro , Tided th« blues! of skies and the balmiest of breezes, and the whole island smiled as If in real :izatios of ■.-•■• work it was accomplish ing. ! Fully a thousand persons wandered over i!. 'beautiful lawns during the afternoon, and the ; gayly fclore-d tents, many of them made out of huge lags— Stars and Stripes, Union Jacks and tri colors — were -■ liberally patronized that the Ice 'creara gave out long before th« demand did. Those .■who could riot attend also remembered the widows *r.c orphans of th« soldiers. Mrs. Russell Sape, ta-iio had oipected.io assist General and Mrs. Fred The Rose may blossom for England, The Lily for France un= j fold, Ireland honors the Sham= [ rock, Scotland the Thistle bold. But the shield of the Great Republic=== The glory of the West— Shall bear the bloom of The Tasseled Corn; The Sun's supreme be quest! ,^CE CREAM BOOTH. eri.-k Dent Grant in receiving, sent a check for $.vm to represent her. and Miss Helen Gould, who was also detained, made a substantial money con tribution. Other money Rifts were received from General Horace Porter and General Thomas Hub bard. while Mrs. William C. Church, president of the New York branch, gave a hundred boxes of candy. The guests were welcomed as soon as they set loot on the island by the flags of one of the signal stations established for the occasion, which spelied the word "Welcome," and a second welcome was extended to them by General ami Mrs. Frederick Dent. Grant, who received all the visitors at their borne. General and Mrs. Grant were assisted in ing by Mrs. Daniel £. Lamont. president of tBM army Relief Society. Mrs. William C. Church, president of the New York branch; Admiral and Mrs. Coghlan, Admiral Goodrich and staff and Mrs. Goodrich, ami Mrs. Ellhu Root. jr. • ;• r.. r.il Horace Fort- r. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taft. General and Mrs. Charles F. Roe. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin GouM, Mrs Henry Bischoff. Miss Betty ColamOTe, Mr. and .Mrs Richard Aldnch. Miss Grace Bigelow . Miss Dorotliy Bigelow . Mrs. Daniel Butterfield. Mrs. Sanford Birrell. Mrs. Fabius M. Clarke. Cap tain ar.d Mrs. Francis M. Gibson, General Thomas For Breakfast, Lunch or Dessert Made by Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Michigan, U. S. A. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, MAY 28. 1908- Hubbard. Captain and Mrs. Carson Ward and Mr*. Wright P. Edgerton. j Numerous refreshment tents were scattered over the lawns. Mrs. L. C. Allen dispensed tea «nd sandwiches, and in her tent was a most interesting battle flag belonging to the 12th United States In fantry. The embroidered eagle from the flag carried by this regiment during the Civil War has been transferred to -a new flag, and on it have been embroidered the names of the battles, including Gettysburg. Antietam and the Wilderness, through which the old flag was carried. There is said to be no other flag like this in the United States Army. A tea and lemonade booth in the officers' club house was In charge of Mrs. A. T. Smith and Mrs. Albert Foreman, and ice cream and cigarettes were sold by Mrs. George P. Scriven and Mi£. John S. Mallory. The flower booth, which took the form of a lodge of evergreens, was in charge of Mrs. E. B. Smith Miss Ingraham and Mrs. Hull. Other tea tents were presided over by Mr?. Harmon and Mrs. Heistanrl. Mrs. Allison had an ice cream tent. The fortune telling tent was in charge of Mrs. Louis Brechemin and Mrs. Tracy Dickson. The I2th Infantry band discoursed martial music during the afternoon, and there was dancing for tho=e who wished it in the officers' clubhouse. The usual military programme, with the addition of a signalling demonstration, was Riven, and the cere monies Closed as usual with an attack on the fort. A CURIOUS COLLECTION. All Sorts of Old Handmade Articles at Greenwich House Exhibit. Untold years or patient hand labor are repre sented in the articles which are on view at Green wich House. No- 26 Jones street, to-day Won derful bed covers, aprons and towels and strong looking caps, all loaded with embroidery: curious carved things of wood; brasses that no collector can s*e without getting green with envy. All these have been gathered from th* homes of immi grants by tho art committee of the Association of Neighborhood Workers, of which Mi*s Katherine Lord of Greenwich House, is chairman. All except a very few of the articles were made in the Old World There is a Russian headdress \ which is so o.d that the princess who wore it has been dust and ashes for a century and more. Yet the head dress is in good condition— an odd. high cap of brown velvet, stiff wtth embroidery. People who love lace will be attracted by an enormous filet bedspread, made all In one piece. Large as it is, all the little figures and designs that cover it are different each from the others. There are many pieces of colored embroidery, brought by immigrants from Gallcia— aprons, spreads, even chemises, loaded with embroidery in pink and blue ! and red. One Of these pieces, a beautiful night shirt, -was found by a district nurse In a Broome street tenement house. '•The man I went to attend had no shirt on." the nurse related. "1 asked if they hadn't a night shirt for him, and they hunted arounn a.nd got this out. I exclaimed over its beauty, but they were ashamed of It. I went out and bought a couple 1 p< machine-made shirts, and they accepted them in' exchange for theirs with great joy. I didn't feel that I was cheating them, for I explained to them how valuable theirs was. But they pre ferred the 99-cent American ones." Among the hand carved wood things in this ex hibit is an old viking bowl from Norway. Then there is a -mangle, used to smooth clothes in the days before irons were known— a curious, long curved piece of wood, the top covered with in tricate carving, with a spirited horse for a handle. The collection includes numerous brasses from Russia. Other pieces of metal ore an old hand mirror of polished bronze from China, and a tiny charcoal stove of brass from Holland. Not the least interesting of the exhibits is a mosaic table. That was made by an Italian in this country, a worker in mosaic, who designed the table cind put it together in his off hours, just for his own and his family's pleasure. PONCE DE LEON SCION GRADUATED. The graduation exercises of Mrs. Semple's School, at No. 15 West S«th sreet, were held at the school last night Among the graduates was Miss Pilar Ponce de Leon, a descendant of the discoverer of Florida. Mits Ponce de Leon's father is Dr. Nestor Ponce de Leon, chief medical inspector of the port of Havana. Her -mother is a daughter of the late General N. Bolet Peraza. at one time Venezuelan Minister at Washington, and Mrs. Perfecta Bolet Perasa. daughter of General Jose Gregorio Mona gas, ex-President of Venezuela and liberator of tne slaves in that republic. OIL WITNESSES OS GRILL* Cross-Examination w Suit to Dh- solve Standard Company. In the government's suit to dissolve the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey Frank B. Kellogg. for the United States, continued his efforts yesterday to show that preferences were given to the Galena Signal Oil Company, a Standard subsidiary com pany, by the railroads for specious reasons The witnesses for the defence stuck to their stories of quality and economy because of the co-operation of experts from the oil company. At the end of the days hearing, when Mr. Kellogg demanded of F M Hibbits, superintendent of motive power of the LehlKh- Railway, whether, In the preparation or the tables submitted to show His' railroad use of lubricating oil. he knew some Important figures were lacking, Mr. Hibbit-s said that be did not omit them intentionally. \ Mr. Rosenthal, for the Standard Oil Company, said quickly: "We will furnish any figures you want; that Is, Mr. Hibbits will." „ "Yes, you can control him. no doubt, Mr. Kellogg retorted. Jabes T. Odeli. a railway expert, the last witness on Tuesday, when cross-examined was taken over h'.s testimony, in which he gave priority to the Galena oil because of its uniformity. He admitted that railway companies might have made Improve ments in lubrication, as in other branches, without the aid of the Standard Oil. He had a chemist analyze other oils, but did not think it necessary to have the Galena oil analyzed, as ho knew of its excellence from experience. When asked whether he knew that D 7 per cent of the railroads of the country used Galena oil Mr. Odell said he had great respect^ for the judgment of 97 per cent of the railway managers. He was surprised to learn that the Long Island Railway used New York 1 Lubrication Company oil. and ad mitted having a great respect for the Long Island manager. Mr. Kellogg said that the same company had lubricated other roads at a lower price than that charged by the Galena. Mr. Odell had not heard of it. he said. Mr. Hibbits submitted a statement containing the lubricating statistics of the Lehigh .road, and making the same statements regarding the superi ority of the Galena oil made by other witnesses. He also submitted figures to show that the cost had gone down since the use of Galena oil began. This reduction, he said, applied to the freight service as well as to the other branch. The case will be resumed to-day. I POLICEMAN BACK AFTER 15 YEARS. First One Reinstated Under Law Passed by Last Legislature. Patrolman Richard Dillon, of No. 2TTB Eighth ave nue, is the first policeman to be reinstated under the law which was passed at the last session of the Legislature and which becomes inoperative in about two months. Dillon was dismissed fifteen years ago. following charges for firing two shots at a man who prevented the patrolman from mak ing an arrest. Under the law Commissioner Bing ham can reinstate any member of the department who was dismissed or retired. The applications, however, have to be first approved by Mayor Me- Clellan. Regarding Patrolman Dillons reinstatement. Commissioner Bt^gham said he had gone over the case carefully and found that the man who was shot had testified that Dillon did his duty. It has not been decided as to what precinct he will be assigned. While he will not receive any back pay. the time he had been off the force will be added to his pension time. Mayor McClellan ap proved of more than sixty applications for rein statement, but after an investigation by the Com missioner the majority were rejected. MURDER CASE NEAR END Whitmorc, Watchman Shears, Was Not Man He Saw Near Swamp. Theodore' Whitmore not only threatened to m hls wife but boasted that it could be .lone without sus picion being directed to him. according to witnesses in his trial yesterday in Jersey City for her murder. An attempt to show a motive was made in testi mony that Whitmore would have separated from his wife if she had not refused to an even divi sion of their belonging, which consisted chiefly of her jewelry and a bank balahce of $fi"o. which was a joint deposit. It was shown that Whitmore endeavored to have the account credited to his own name two days after the tragedy. Fetor Coogan. the watchman, who saw a man and woman going out to the swamp where the crime was committed on Chrfatroaa night and saw the, man return with a bundle under his arm. de clared positively,. that Whltmoro was not the man. whoa ho described as about I feet 7 Inches tall and half a head shorter than the woman. Whitmora is 5 feet 11 Inches and his wife was a.most as tall. William Bartlett, who had been ■ chum of Whit more, testified that he ha.l advised Whitmore to leav« his wife after he learned of her infatuation for Harry Hendrickson. He said Whitmore replied that he would, .but his wife wouldn't "break '--en " with him— that she wanted all. He swore Whitmore ! naid* "I could kill her and who the hell would know it? No one knows her by the name of Whit more around here." The witness explained that she was known as "Mabel Fond." On cross-ex amination the witness admitted there was a charge of highway robbery pending against him. Frederick Elliott, who came from Boston and spent the three days after Christmas with Whit more, told how the prisoner partly destroyed the bankbook, expecting to have a new one in hJs name; of assisting Whit more to carry some pack ages belonging to his wife from the homo of a woman friend to her sister's home in Th« Bronx. At the dictation of Whitmore he wrote two letters to Mrs. Whltmore's sister, signing them "Lena." asking tile "sister to take charge of the packages, as she had gone to Schenectady. The witness said that Whitmore told him he wanted to send the letters to keep the sister and relatives away from his house. It was shown yesterday that Mrs. Whitmore did not know how to write. Harry Hendrickson testified that Wnltmore told him to take Mrs.. Whitmore. as she loved him, and that Whitmore found him In the housa and pum melled his wife and threatened to kill her. After that he assaulted Hendrickson. Charlotte McDonald testified that last summsr Whitmore wanted her to go West with him. She said she went to his house the day after Christ mas and stayed there- until the next day. She 'swore h<» offered her his wife's belongings, but that she refused to take them. William M. Clements, employed by the. Hudson County Prosecutor's office, testified that Whitmore denied to him, after seeing Mrs. Whitmore's body in the Harrison morgue, that the body was Mrs. Whitmore's. Whitmore, h,e said, made three con tradictory statements to him about where he had last seen his wife. The state finished its case yesterday. Th« de fence will be an aliui. Th© case may be submitted to the. Jury to-morrow. MAGISTRATE SCENTS DIAMOND FRAUD. Says Case Looks Like Scheme to Trick Pawnbroker. "You had better settle this case out flf court." said Magistrate Finn when William A. Keddie. a diamond broker, of No. 2 Maiden Lane, appeared In the Jefferson Market Court yesterday as com plainant against Edward Birnev, of No. 227 West 145 th street. The complainant alleged that Birney had kept $235 which he had given him to redeem two diamond rings pawned with the Provident Loan Association. "It looks like an attempt on your part to cheat the pawnbroker," continued the magistrate, and he insisted that his remarks become part of the record, despite the, objections of Keddie's counsel. The delicious, "toasty* fla vour? the crisp, crackling flakes made of White Corn without the touch of human hand, have sent Post Toasties 'way up in the hearts of the American people. They are an inspiration to the poet; a delight to the epicure: a breakfast "starter" of appetiz ing allurement, and altogether the daintiest toasted flakes yet made from Corn! "The Taste Lingers" I ! "Electrics" ■ % 1 I 1 Ride Home Through | "A the Park '% i 3 '~-.»>»e ar» th* rtajs ■•*•■ »«» £ *. subway!* and »tr*«t <•=""* « *> I M hot crowded an<i ncSealtiiy. I H Bur » Stu^baker Electric and *< 3 be independent <"■* them. £1 '$ RM« horn» through tS* Pvfc £§ Instead of through the "Tut*." & ft} For running to your bank, to Uj M your attnrr.«y. or to and from fzg ■ your o(T!.» •» Stadebaker E>«- EJ 'tf Mi i" ■« srateway to freak air 1£ • 4 and health. • «ra »n E>'-trtn I j ,S When you own an El*<"-irte > SS| you art independent of a KJ « chauffeur. Th* car ts always tfi ■ ready Any member of '"* fi 9 family ran drive th« Stt*i*- L'\ X bake* Electric because It to £ H more easy to control thaa th» N J5 beat-mannered horse. M 31 gur>erbly flr.l.if!»<l. t!s« St.yt«- 4 rf baker Is th»» aristocrat •« elec- fj S trie vehicles. £ 3 v-> matter what you may I^j 5 have thought about MM 2 ■■■'» Jtet a demonstration now. L/tt hbj 6 us tell you how It can B« *v- £ < ■ tomatically charge* at your In I own home. I", short. *»t th<* BB M SttvJrtaker plan. If you •*• £ £} forced to stay in th* city. tn« Hi '*, Studehaker Elertrlc Is a meaas «| fcj of enjoy lnsr fresh air and ne»itn K3| pi —at the Resort M la India- ■■ X pensable. £ « Examine StudebaJwr GasoUn* I • ?S Cars. - E I STUDEBAKER BROS. | I CO. OF N. V. f: J B'way and 48th St., N. Y. City j ; T*lepaon«, 3347 Brya't. £ The diamond broker said that he had sold ti* rings to J. C Smith, who gave him his personal note for $2,000. Smith thea pawned th« rings for >>70 and defaulted payment on tta note, jwtmmfllg the pawn tickets to him. He said that 111 1 hired Biraey. -who, it was said, could recover the rings from the Provident Loan for half the amount loaned on them, on the ground that they had ban stolen. Birney. he said, told him that he had re covered rings for other dealers in the same circum stances. Counsel for the defendant introduced memoranda In evidence to show that the diamond, dealer and Smith were- in collusion to defraud the Provident Loan Association. The case was postponed until Friday afternoon. after the magistrate tad again ■warned the persons concerned to settle the COM out of court. CITY LUNCH CLUB IN NEW HOME. Nearer the clouds than proDably any other club hi the world, the City Lunoh Club, organised -3.ST year, opened its quarters yesterday afternoon on, the twenty-fifth floor of the City Investing Build ing. No. 165 Broadway. The clul> occupies the en tire floor, the ceiling of -which, was made four feet higher than the others especially Isa it 3 bene- St. Unobstructed views In all directions are ob tained from, every window. Bradish. Johnson. 13 president of the Club; Samuel T. Peters, vice president; Robert Goe'.et, treasurer, and Austen Gray, secretary. Among th» visitors yesterday afternoon were Mrs. Clarence H. ilackay. Mrs. Butler Duncan, jr.; Mrs. Austen Gray. Charles H. Allen and James B. Eustis.